Whether you’re staying in, having a few friends over, or planning a large gathering, here are some fun drink ideas to ring in the new year. Since you’ve likely got some sparkling wine on hand for your midnight toast, why not take advantage of all that bubbly and make some cocktails? Drinks topped off with sparkling wine make a great choice for New Year’s Eve. Might we suggest a French 75? The classic combination of gin, lemon, sugar and champagne is a real crowdpleaser. If you’d like to mix it up, perhaps you and your guests would like a Pear 75? For this one we swap the gin for our Pear Brandy which makes for a bright, super aromatic sparkling cocktail. Or why not try a Cranberry 75? The addition of our Tart Cranberry Syrup adds zing and who doesn’t love a pink drink? Or you could pick up some Rose Cordial syrup from the Bottle shop and mix up a Rose City Holiday. You’ll love the floral and herbal notes from the both the syrup and our Cascadia Liqueur.
You could also use the occasion to dust off that old punch bowl. It’s a great way to serve a group plus it makes for an eye-catching display. A pretty punch might be just what your party needs! If you’d like to stick with the sparkling wine theme, perhaps you should give the Shy Ruby a go. One cup of this tea-based punch and your shiest guest is sure to sparkle. Or maybe you’d prefer the Punch Parker? Gin 33, Prosecco, pineapple, and raspberries make this one a hit. But if a bourbon-based bev is more your speed, we think you’ll like the tart and tangy Harvest Cranberry Punch. Our Distiller’s Reserve Bourbon mixes with our Tart Cranberry Syrup, citrus, and soda water in this super easy-to-make punch.
Or maybe you’d like a Bourbon and spiced citrus punch? If so, the Kentucky Corsage would certainly be for you. This delicious tea-based punch combines Bourbon, citrus, and oh-so-zippy Ginger Liqueur. Plus it’s a real showstopper when garnished with bright blood orange wheels. And speaking of ginger, ginger fans will love Holly’s Holiday Punch. This one not only gets a fun dose of vodka and ginger liquuer, but lots of festive flavors like cardamom, clove, apple, and cranberry. And for those really wanting to heat things up, check out this Hot Monkey Punch. Thanks to our pepper-infused Hot Monkey Vodka, this tropical holiday punch is sure to spice up your night! Cheers!